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Janice Morphet

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300465

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300465.001.0001

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Territory and subsidiarity

Territory and subsidiarity

(p.162) (p.163) Chapter Eight Territory and subsidiarity
How Europe shapes British public policy

Janice Morphet

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the way in which the EU has developed approaches to using territory as a policy instrument. It explores this through the literature on multi-level governance, examining it as a theory but also as a model, an analytical framework and a policy which has intended outcomes. The chapter particularly considers the principle of subsidiarity and its emerging role in the operation of EU strategy and policy. It also discusses the more recent emergence of the principle of territorial cohesion. The chapter continues to discuss the implications of the application of these principles within the UK, including the implementation of core state policies of devolution and localism. Finally it looks at the impact of these policies on regional institutions within the UK and the impact on local government.

Keywords:   Devolution, Scotland, N Ireland, Wales, England, Local government, Subsidiarity, Territorial cohesion, Multi level governance, regions

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